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Obstacles for New Teachers. Classroom management Content and curriculum Meeting the needs of all students Ethical decisions Procedures, paperwork, grades, etc The “language” of Cobb County. Wouldn’t it be nice….

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obstacles for new teachers
Obstacles for New Teachers
  • Classroom management
  • Content and curriculum
  • Meeting the needs of all students
  • Ethical decisions
  • Procedures, paperwork, grades, etc
  • The “language” of Cobb County
wouldn t it be nice

Wouldn’t it be nice…

If there was a program in Cobb to help new teachers BEFORE they started teaching?

If there was a way to ease the transition of new teachers, second career teachers, and teachers new to Cobb?

guess what there is

Guess what? THERE IS!

Cobb County

New Teacher Institute

Summer 2007

what s in it for them
What’s in it for them
  • Immediate support for teachers with all levels of experience
  • Advanced induction program to help those new to Cobb understand the initiatives, theoretical bases, and language of the district
  • Excellent collaboration with each other and the exemplary instructors from the district
  • Stipend and PLUs
what s in it for them1
What’s in it for them…
  • High quality instruction and hands-on experience with the major domains of professional development
    • Classroom Environment
    • Planning and Preparation
    • Instruction
    • Professional Responsibilities
what they will know and be able to do
What they will Knowand be able to Do
  • Classroom Environment
    • Respect and rapport with students
    • Developing a culture of learning
    • Classroom procedures
    • Behavior management
    • Physical space and resources
what they will know and be able to do1
What they will Knowand be able to Do
  • Planning and Preparation
    • Content: PICASSO, standards, unpacking
    • Knowledge of students: INFORM, Student Records, Confidentiality
    • Resources: curriculum, materials, technology, support staff
    • Coherent instruction: performance-based, Backward Design Planning, Essential Questions, and methods of assessment
what they will know and be able to do2
What they will Knowand be able to Do
  • Instruction
    • Questioning/Discussing techniques
    • Quality feedback to students
    • Effective teaching strategies (Marzano)
    • Graphic organizers
    • Higher order thinking skills (Bloom)
    • Levels of engagement
    • Differentiation and multiple intelligences
what they will know and be able to do3
What they will Knowand be able to Do
  • Professional Responsibilities
    • Reflection and professional growth
    • Maintaining accurate records
    • Parent communication
    • Effective collaboration
    • Ethics and professional standards
what s in it for you
What’s in it for YOU!
  • Better teaching from the beginning
  • Improved classroom management skills
  • Higher level of success (and retention)
  • New teachers with a deeper understanding of policy and procedure
what they said last year
What they said last year…
  • “That was the absolutely most USEFUL training I've had, including my master's degree.”
  • “I feel so prepared for everything after this week!”
  • “Every teacher can benefit from New Teacher Institute.”
session details
Session Details

Session One: Pope High School July 10-13

Session Two: McClure Middle: July 23-26

Session Three: Smitha Middle: July 24-27

All sessions run 8:00 - 4:30

Note: elementary participants will relocate to elementary sites after initial site meetings.

final thoughts
Final Thoughts
  • NTI is among the best professional experiences of my career.
  • It can and will have an impact on the teachers who attend and participate.
  • Flyers can advertise, but your support and directives will make the program a success!
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